Embarc Whistler, by Diamond Resorts International, is looking to add members to its team as COVID-19 travel restrictions ease and visitor traffic to the world-class ski destination increases.
“We are particularly looking for staff, in housekeeping, front desk and sales positions,” says Debbie Blucke-Taylor, human resources coordinator with Embarc. “We also provide training for all of the positions, so we encourage anyone interested to apply, even without previous experience.”
Embarc Whistler is just steps from the slopes of Blackcomb Mountain and features studio, one, two and three-bedroom vacation homes.
Staff who tend to the property work in an inclusive and respectful setting and are assured of competitive compensation.
“Our eligible full-time team members receive extensive benefits. We offer an RRSP-matching program plus extended health, dental, and vision benefits. There’s also coverage for short and long-term disability,” Blucke-Taylor adds.
And, of course, there are some nifty perks.
“Our team members are given the choice of a ski pass or a wellness allowance.
“The ski pass is always seen as a huge bonus, given the skiing conditions in Whistler are truly world-class.”
Diamond Resorts International was recently acquired by Hilton Grand Vacations, which means employees can potentially have access to more locations worldwide at employee-discounted rates.
“We also help our employees apply for the BC PNP Program (BC Provincial Nominee Program),” Blucke-Taylor explains. “So, if someone has a work permit and wants to stay longer and attain their permanent residence, we can assist in providing that nomination.”
That assistance is vital since a significant proportion of resort workers in Whistler are from overseas.
“We have around 100 people in Whistler, working in housekeeping, front desk and our sales team, and many of them are on work visas,” Blucke-Taylor says, adding COVID-19 travel restrictions made it difficult to fill the jobs with workers from outside Canada.
“It’s been challenging, but everyone has stepped up and worked hard since we’ve been understaffed,” Blucke-Taylor adds. “We have an outstanding team that works in a family atmosphere.”
That’s evident as many of them spend time outside of work, skiing and hiking together. Plus, a large number of workers have been with the company for 10 years or more.
“So many of our team members have made lifelong friends, gained valuable work experience, and have created unforgettable memories,” Blucke-Taylor says.
To find out more about working at Embarc Whistler, contact Diamond Resorts at email@example.com.